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Brecht probt Galilei. 1955/56
Dokumentation und Feature / 3 CDs im Buch mit Leineneinband, 150 Minuten, Regie: Stephan Suschke, speak low, Berlin 2020 ISBN 978-3-940018-96-0 € 24
Brecht’s last rehearsal work Life of Galileo with Ernst Busch was recorded by Hans Bunge. The audio book presents two of a good one hundred hours, selected and commented on by Stephan Suschke, as well as a feature by Joachim Werner and Stephan Suschke that emphasises the rhythmic-sounding appeal of the work. You can listen to live theatre work on a highly topical play.
John Heartfield. Photography plus Dynamite
Angela Lammert, Rosa von der Schulenburg and Anna Schultz on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Eds.), Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Hirmer Verlag 2020 312 pages, 250 illustrations ISBN 978-3-7774-3443-8 (English edition) € 39,90
The political photomontages and collaged book covers of John Heartfield (1891–1968) have their origins in Berlin Dada. With gripping imagery and trenchant humour, the artist fought against war and Fascism, using works whose explosive power has lost none of its impact today. Like his animated films and theatre work, they are discussed in the context of his own and others' artworks, as well as the archive materials and images he collected. Supplemented by contemporary artists' statements.
The Century of Dance
Johannes Odenthal on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Akademie der Künste , Berlin / Alexander-Verlag, Berlin 2019
German/English, 336 pp.,
ISBN ISBN 978-3-89581-510-2
The 20th century is the century of dance. Under this pointed thesis, awakenings, emancipation movements and aesthetic transformations of modern and contemporary dance are brought together in 100 photographs and statements by dancers, from Isadora Duncan to Mary Wigman, Merce Cunningham and Pina Bausch to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Xavier Le Roy, among others. With accompanying essays by Gabriele Brandstetter, Franz-Anton Cramer, Johannes Odenthal and Madeline Ritter.
John Heartfield. Das Berliner Adressbuch 1950–1968
Christine Fischer-Defoy and Michael Krejsa on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Eds.), Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Quintus-Verlag 2020
200 pages, 91 illustrations
ISBN 978-3947215-75-1 (German edition)
John Heartfield – photomonteur, graphic artist and set designer – used this Berlin address book after he returned from exile in London and settled in the GDR. It is now kept in the archives of the Akademie der Künste. Many entries are accompanied by previously unpublished correspondence and photographs, offering profound commentary. Excerpts from the address book, pertaining to about 120 addressees, are enriched with biographical notes, anecdotes and quotes from letters.